Species of the genus Munidopsis (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) from the deep Atlantic Ocean, including cold-seep and hydrothermal vent areas

Type Article
Date 2005-12-13
Language English
Other localization http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/list2005.html
Author(s) Macpherson E1, Segonzac Michel2
Affiliation(s) 1 : CSIC, Ctr Estudios Avanzados Blanes, Blanes 17300, Spain.
2 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, DEEP, Lab Environm Profond, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Zootaxa (1175-5326) (Magnolia Press), 2005-12-13 , Vol. 1095 , N. 0 , P. 3-60
WOS© Times Cited 57
Keyword(s) Hydrothermal vents, New species, Munidopsis, Galatheidae, Anomura, Decapoda, Crustacea
Abstract Twenty-two species of the genus Munidopsis from the Atlantic Ocean are studied. Five new species are described (M. anemia, M. exuta, M. hirtella, M. laurentae and M. truculenta), and diagnoses and illustrations of some relatively rare species (M. acuminata, M. bairdii, M. livida, M. parfaiti and M. thieli) are provided. None of the species discussed here is restricted to a particular habitat, including species collected from hydrothermal vent (M. acutispina, M. exuta) and cold seep areas (M. acutispina, M. geyeri, M. hirtella, M. livida, M. marionis). The new records of some species greatly extend the previously known distribution range of the species (i.e., M. abyssicola, M. aries, M. bairdii, M. geyeri, M. livida, M. parfaiti, M. thieli). Finally, some biological and biogeographical data for the different species are discussed.
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Macpherson E, Segonzac Michel (2005). Species of the genus Munidopsis (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) from the deep Atlantic Ocean, including cold-seep and hydrothermal vent areas. Zootaxa, 1095(0), 3-60. Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/1812/